Porcelain chocolate set

Metadata

Title

Porcelain chocolate set

Description

Old Paris porcelain chocolate set, white with gold drapery decoration, France, c. 1830, consisting of one 9" plate; five 2 3/4" straight-side cups; five 2 1/4" round-sided cups; four 4 3/4" saucers; three 5" saucers. According to family tradition, this set was a gift from Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Spain, elder brother of Napoleon I.

Date

1830 (circa)

Identifier

1994.M05.01-18

Extent

18 items

Medium

Porcelain

Is Part Of

Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Samuel R. Shipley III

Citation

“Porcelain chocolate set ,” Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Joseph Bonaparte in America, accessed December 10, 2018, https://www.josephbonaparteinamerica.org/items/show/14.